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Prices of mackerel in Massachusetts the first week in September from 1830 to 1884.

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9.00

$5.00 5. 75 5.00 5.72 5.72 7.00 9.00 7. 75 11.00 12.50 12. 75 12.00

9.00 10.12

9.50 13.00

9. 12 12. 75

9.00 12.00 10.12 10.00

9.00 11.50 15, 00 19.00 13.00 15.00 15.00 14.50 16.00 8.50 8.25 14.00

$4.50 4.75 4.00 4. 72 4.72 6.00 8.00 6.50 9.25 10.50 10.30 10.00 6.00 8. 12 7.50 10.50 6. 25 8. 25 6.00 7.00 8. 12 6.50 7.00 9.50 12, 25 11.00

8.00 12.50 12.50 12.50 8.50 4.501 6.00 9. 25

$2.62
2. 62
2. 75
2, 85
3. 35
4. 00
5.00
4. 12
5.50
7.00
5. 50
6.00
4.00
6. 00
5.50
6.87
3. 87
4. 25
3. 37
3.50
5.00
5. 12
5. 75
7.50
5.00
6. 25
6.00
8.50
8.50
8.50
5.00
2. 75
4.50
6.50

1864. 1865. 1866. 1867 1868. 1869. 1870:

Bay

Shore 1871:

Bay

Shore 1872:

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Shore. 1873:

Bay

Shore. 1871:

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Shore. 1875:

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Shore
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Tonnage of vessels of the United States employed in the whale, cod, and mackerel fisheries

from 1860 to 1883, inclusive.

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i The tonnage for 1865 and 1866 is partly by new measurement and partly by old. NOTE.-The mackerel licenses have not been issued separately since 1867, when a general fishing license was provided to replace cod and mackerel fisheries.

S. Doc. 231, pt 5-53

APPROXIMATE STATEMENT OF VESSEL FISHERIES OF GLOUCESTER DISTRICT IN 1.9.

[From information by Capt. S. J. Martin, of the t'nited States Fish Commission.j Total number of vessels belonging to Gloucester district, 511; total engaged in the fisheries, 425.

One hundred and twenty-one vessels engaged in mackerel fishery; 98 exclusively and 23 in other fisheries as well; 86 of these engaged in southern spring fishery. +2 in New England shore fishery. Others will fish, 95 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, showing only 26 mackerel vessels that did not enter North Bay.

Forty-two vessels fish for cod on Grand and Western Banks, of which 25 fish exclusively on these banks and 17 engage in other fisheries at other times.

One hundred and sixty-two veseels fish for cod on Georges Bank, of which 131 fish there exclusively and 31 engage in other fisheries at other times.

One hundred and ten vessels engaged in the shore fisheries, including winter had. dock, fresh haddock, herring, swordfish, etc., of which 46 are engaged exclusively in shore fishing proper and 20 in various other coast fisheries, including trap, swordfish, herring, fresh haddock, winter haddock, etc.; the remaining 44 are engaged in the various offshore fisheries during a portion of the year.

Forty-four vessels are engaged exclusively in the halibut fishery, and 14 others have fished to a limited extent for halibut during part of the year. Of those engaged regularly in the fishery, 35 fish on Grand Banks, Quereau, and La Have, 4 fish on the eastern part of Georges, 2 at Greenland, and 6 at Iceland; those at the two lastnamed places landing their fish salt.

STATEMENTS SUBMITTED BY W. A. Wilcox, Esq., MANAGER AMERICAN FISH BUREAU,

GLOUCESTER, Mass., IN CONNECTION WITH HIS TESTIMONY.
Mackerel catch by the New England fleets during 1884, as reported to the American Fish

Bureau.
[Inspected barrels; fresh mackerel not included.)

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Total, 1884
Total, 1853
Total, 1882
Total, 1881
Total, 1885

107
63
1
3

252 295 341 295

359 358 342 298

5,611 5, 434 5,283 4, 258

19, 657
28, 666

275

456, 361 190,019 378, 588 391, 187

476,018 226,685 378,863 391,657 327, 360

Grand total....

470 26, 633

75, 701

1, 797,573

1 Catch mostly packed at Gloucester,
2 Catch packed at Boston.

3 Catch mostly packed at Portland.
*Catch included in that of Portland.

Prices of mackcrel in Massachusetts the first week in September from 1830 to 1884.

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$5.00
5. 75
5.00
5. 72
5.72
7.00
9.00
7.75
11.00
12.50
12.75
12.00

9.00
10.12

9.50 13.00

9. 12 12. 75

9.00 12.00 10.12 10.00

9.00 11.50 15.00 19.00 13.00 15, 00 15.50 14.50 16.00 8.50 8.25 14.00

$4.50 4. 75 4.00 4.72 4.72 6.00 8.00 6.50 9. 25 10.50 10.50 10.00 6.00 8. 12 7.50 10.50 6. 25 8. 25 6.00 7.00 8.12 6,50 7.00 9.50 12. 25 11.00

8.00 12.50 12.50 12.50 8.50 4.501 6.00 9. 25

9.00

$2.62
2.62
2.75
2, 85
3. 35
4.00
5.00
4. 12
5. 50
7.00
5.50
6.00
4.00
6.00
5.50
6.87
3. 87
4. 25
3. 37
3.50
5.00
5. 12
5, 75
7.50
5.00
6. 25
6.00
8. 50
8. 50
8.50
5.00
2. 75
4.50
6.50

1864.
1865.
1866.
1867.
1868
1869.
1870

Bay

Shore 1871:

Bay

Shore 1872:

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Shore 1873:

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Shore. 1874:

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1 The tonnage for 1865 and 1866 is partly by new measurement and partly by old. NOTE.-The mackerel licenses have not been issued separately since 1867, when a general fishing license was provided to replace cod and mackerel fisheries.

S. Doc. 231, pt 5—53

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Mackerel inspection in Massachusetts from 1809 to 1885 and the total value of each year's

inspection from 1830 to 1884.

Barrels of mackerel

inspected.

Barrels of mackerel

inspected.

Year.

Year.

Total.

Total value.

Total.

Total value.

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1809. 1810. 1811. 1812. 1813. 1814. 1815. 116. 1917.. 1818. 1819. 1820. 1821. 1822. 1823. 1924. 1835.. 1826. 1827. 1928. 1929. 1830. 1831. 1832. 1833. 1831. 1835. 1836. 1837. 1838. 1839. 1840.. 1811. 182. 1843.. 1814. 1815. 1846..

8, 225

1847 12, 5521

1818 17, 401

1819 5,881

1810 3,736

1851 1, 339

1852 16,0591

1853 30, 969

1854 37,362

1855 46, 348

1856 100, 111

1857 115, 641

1858 111, 009

1839 160, 2911

1860 145, 006

1861 191, 650$

1862 251, 3811

1863 158, 7401

1864 190, 301,

1865 237, 321)

1866 225, 977

1867 308, 4631 $1,119, 170 1868 383, 548 1,589, 936 1869 222, 452 797, 795 1870 222, 932

976, 935 1871 262, 879

1, 165, 812 1872 194, 800 1,030, 560 1873 174, 4104 1,268, 348 | 1874 138, 1574 803, 653 1875 110, 7404 925, 202 1876 74, 2684 719, 204 1877 50, 4914

473, 315 1878 65, 538 518,300 1879 75, 543 493, 979

1880 64, 451 519, 419

ISS1 86, 381$ 634,502

1892
202, 3021 1,883, 669 1883
179,511; 1,094,585 1884

251,9174
300, 1304
208, 950
242, 572
3:29, 2441
198, 120
133, 210
135, 2491
211, 5561
214, 312)
168, 7051
131, 602;

99,7151
235, 6851
194, 2831
260, 8643
306, 9121
274, 3571
256, 796
231, 6961
210, 314
180, 056
234, 210;
318,5211
259, 4161
181, 956
185, 7481
258, 379;
130, 0623
225, 942)
105, 0974
144, 226
155, 297]
243, 9581
256, 173;
258, 382
154, 140
304, 938

$2,250, 958 1,858, 500 1,560, 126 1,777, 517 2, 249, 511 1, 491, 923 1, 207, 975 1, 313, 535 2, 129, 084 2,064, 581 2, 162, 738 1,729, 546 1, 255, 073 2,351, 067 1, 116, 851 1,697, 416 2,878, 777 5,935, 525 4,729, 840 4,324, 790 2,961, 933 2,622, 151 3, 248, 315 3, 744, 197 2, 233, 065 1, 948, 416 2,799, 083 2,657, 616 1, 310, 140 1,650, 306 1, 137,516 1, 034, 144

892, 357 1, 474, 152 1, 601. 081 2,741, 445 1, 782, 067

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New England fleet catch of cod and other ground fish landed during 1884, as reported

to the American Fish Bureau.
(Fresh-fish feet and catch not included.)

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1 Includes 23 vessels in the halibut catch, 5 that fished off Greenland, and 4 off Iceland.
* Includes 13 sail that caught 10,500 quintals in North Bay,
3 Includes 1 sail that fished off Greenland.
4 Includes 1 sail that caught 325 quintals in North Bay.
6 First Grand Banker from Wellfleet in twenty-seven years.
6 Sold catch at Gloucester.
7 Catch by small boats included.

Statistics of the imports of fish and fish oil for eleven years ending June 30, 1884. The following table, showing the leading fish importations, has been prepared from the custom-house returns.

Attention may be called to the importation, duty free, of 134,482,950 pounds of fresh fish. Nearly all of this came from Canada under the treaty of Washington.

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